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The International Workshop on Algorithms, Models and Tools for Parallel Computing on Heterogeneous Platforms (HeteroPar'2021) will be held, in its nineteenth edition in Lisbon, Portugal. For the 12th time, this workshop is organized in conjunction with the EURO-PAR annual series of international conferences dedicated to the promotion and advancement of all aspects of parallel computing.

Workshop scope

Heterogeneity is emerging as one of the most profound and challenging characteristics of today's parallel environments. From the macro level, where networks of distributed computers, composed of diverse node architectures, are interconnected with potentially heterogeneous networks, to the micro level, where deeper memory hierarchies and various accelerator architectures are increasingly common, the impact of heterogeneity on all computing tasks is increasing rapidly. Traditional parallel algorithms, programming environments and tools, designed for legacy homogeneous multiprocessors, will at best achieve a small fraction of the efficiency and the potential performance that we should expect from parallel computing in tomorrow's highly diversified and mixed environments. New ideas, innovative algorithms, and specialized programming environments and tools are needed to efficiently use these new and multifarious parallel architectures. The workshop is intended to be a forum for researchers working on algorithms, programming languages, tools, and theoretical models aimed at efficiently solving problems on heterogeneous platforms.

Topics to be covered include but are not limited to:

  • Heterogeneous parallel programming paradigms and models

  • Languages, libraries, and interfaces for different heterogeneous parallel programming models

  • Performance models and their integration into the design of efficient parallel algorithms for heterogeneous platforms

  • Parallel algorithms for heterogeneous and/or hierarchical systems, including manycores and hardware accelerators (FPGAs, GPUs, etc.)

  • Parallel algorithms for efficient problem solving on heterogeneous platforms (numerical linear algebra, nonlinear systems, fast transforms, computational biology, data mining, multimedia, etc.)

  • Software engineering for heterogeneous parallel systems

  • Applications on heterogeneous platforms

  • Algorithms, models and tools for energy optimization on heterogeneous platforms

  • Bi-objective optimization of applications on heterogeneous platforms for performance and energy

  • Integration of parallel and distributed computing on heterogeneous platforms

  • Experience of porting parallel software from supercomputers to heterogeneous platforms

  • Fault tolerance of parallel computations on heterogeneous platforms

  • Algorithms, models and tools for grid, desktop grid, cloud, and green computing

Authors are encouraged to submit original, unpublished research or overviews on Algorithms, Models and Tools for Parallel Computing on Heterogeneous Platforms, namely addressing the topics referred above.


NEW deadline extension: new submission deadline is June 13th

Journal Special Issue Authors of selected papers accepted for presentation at HeteroPar'2021 will be invited to submit a revised and extended version of their work to a special issue of Wiley's Concurrency and Computation Practice and Experience journal.

Paper submission

Authors are invited to submit papers electronically, through EasyChair
The papers should be submitted in PDF, following the Springer LNCS format .
Paper length must not exceed 12 pages (including references).

Paper submission deadline: June 13, 2021 (new extra extended date)
Authors notification: June 30, 2021

Important dates

Paper submission deadline: June 13, 2021 (extra extended date)
Authors notification: June 30, 2021

Information for authors

Accepted papers that are presented at the workshop, will be published in a revised form in a special Euro-Par Workshop Volume in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series after the Euro-Par conference.

Contact Information

Rosa M Badia

Group Manager
Workflows and Distributed Computing
Barcelona Supercomputing Center